About the Soils Contest
Collegiate soils contests are sponsored by the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES), which is an undergraduate student organization of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Any college or university that provides a four-year curriculum in agricultural, environmental, or geosciences located in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin is eligible to compete in the contest, provided the team members are member of SASES.
I would like to welcome the teams to west-central Indiana and hope that the contest will provide an educational, enjoyable, and rewarding experience. The contest will expose students to the soils of Tippecanoe, Benton, White, Warren, and Montgomery counties. Many thanks to those who helped with preparations and funding for this event. The contest is being hosted by the Purdue University Agronomy Department with help from the Indiana NRCS, Indiana Society of Professional Soil Classifiers, Tippecanoe Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Hoosier Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society.